Bird watching is an unusual hobby but one which I enjoy thoroughly. I love to watch the birds that come and sit in our garden on the branches of the trees that grow there. Among these birds are the parrot, the crow, the cuckoo and, of course, the sparrow.
The cuckoo is a small greenish-brown bird with awkward movements, but it coos most delightfully, especially in the spring when the flowers are in full bloom.
The parrot is identified by its red, pointed beak, its fondness for red chilies and, of course its voice. A particular type of parrot can imitate human voices very clearly and accurately, sometimes with unexpected consequences.
The crow and the eagle are not very popular, for they are ugly and have dirty-eating habits. The crow is considered a bird of ill omen and the eagle, though big and majestic, can, at times, be dangerous. They sometimes pick up babies and fly off with them.
Pigeons, doves, mynas and sparrows are some of the other common birds. They build their nests wherever they find a safe corner, and it is indeed a cruel housekeeper who breaks these little homes.
Birds, no doubt, look pretty in their nests, but they look much better flying high up in the skies, where they are meant to be — conquering the skies and singing their melodious songs!